The updated snow totals for Hurricane Sandy are shown below this map of snow depth, estimated by satellite:
The map shows 40-50 inches, and it's possible that much snow fell at some of the highest (unpopulated) summits, but as far as measurements, or even estimates from ski resorts, the top amounts are between 2 and 3 feet:
HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE: (Spotter Reports):
Mount LeConte, TN: 34.0"
Clayton, WV: 33.0"
Redhouse, MD: 29.0"
Haywood County, NC: 24.0"
Norton, VA: 24.0"
Payne Gap, KY: 14.0"
Champion, PA: 13.0"
Buladean, NC: 8.0"
Bellefontaine, OH: 3.5"
SNOW AMOUNTS AT SKI RESORTS: (May Be Estimated)
Snowshoe, WV: 36"
Wisp, MD: 36"
Seven Springs, PA: 28"
Beech Mountain, NC: 22"
You can read other incredible stats from Hurricane Sandy on yesterday's blog. Here are some examples of photos from West Virginia's snow:
There's been a lot of news on amateur drones since I tested the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for storm chasing purposes last fall.
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.